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#2497584 - 08/27/11 11:34 PM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: RUGER]
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Loc: TN & Western KY

300 win mag, 700 Sendero
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#2497919 - 08/28/11 11:07 AM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: RUGER]
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Posts: 2875
Loc: Lawrence Co.

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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
I would go with the .300 win mag.
Shells will be ALOT cheaper.

Exactly. The next rifle I buy will be a Winchester Model 70 in 300 win mag.
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#2497939 - 08/28/11 11:22 AM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 6821
Loc: Knoxville, TN

 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
 Originally Posted By: RUGER
I would go with the .300 win mag.
Shells will be ALOT cheaper.

Exactly. The next rifle I buy will be a Winchester Model 70 in 300 win mag.

Cabela's has the same price for 180 gr Winchester Ballistic Tips, XP3, and several others.

The 300 win mag is more expensive in some of the Federal lineup and the WSM is more expensive in other brands.

It really comes down to just shopping for the best price for your factory ammo anyways.

IMO, the WSM has many advantages over the Win Mag. It definetly doesn't make the Win Mag obsolete though. I think it's great that there are options so you can pick and choose which one you like the best.
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#2497941 - 08/28/11 11:23 AM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: Rubberduck270]

Registered: 11/28/06
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My 300 WSM is my "Go to" rifle when things need to be killed. It is short, light, and absurdly accurate. I see no reason at all to carry a long action rifle when my short handy WSM will do everything I could ever want it to do.

The short chamber/throat design of the 300 WSM is such that the cartridge is one of the most consistently accurate available. Had I not found a deal on one locally (with plans to strip it down for another project) I would have never bought a WSM. Now, it is my favorite rifle. If I only had one huntng rifle, that would probably be it.

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#2502251 - 08/31/11 08:59 AM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: Greentimber]
Brownie Boy
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Registered: 12/12/07
Posts: 346
Loc: East Tennessee

I'll second the .300 wsm. Put about 35 rounds through it at the range on Sunday and boy is it a shooter. Too bad the 180 loads I had really shoved back. I've got some federal fusions in 150 gr. that grouped less than 1" at 100 yards - 5 shots. 3 of the shots were touching each other. I also had a group of 165 Nosler & 180 Nosler reloads that grouped under 2" at 100 yards. Fine shooting gun in my opinion, but like I really shoves back.
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#2502375 - 08/31/11 10:25 AM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: Brownie Boy]
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Bambi Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4105854
Loc: TN

My biggest "concern" with rounds like the .300 wsm is not power or accuracy but with ammo avaliability.

Never know when they will drop it from the line and stop making it.
Of course with so many smaller companies out there I am sure someone would pick it up.
Then again it might NEVER be dropped.

I am biased to the .300 win mag though. \:D
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#2503012 - 08/31/11 05:53 PM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: RUGER]
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Registered: 09/06/06
Posts: 11921
Loc: east tn

i get tickeled every time a long action gets kicked to the side because the short action rifles weight several pounds less \:\) ,it still is fact that a 300wsm is limited on grains in a factory rifle.heck i would have at least 1 of every calibur made if i could aford it
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#2515567 - 09/10/11 10:30 AM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: RUGER]
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Registered: 08/28/11
Posts: 377
Loc: mount juliet

weatherby 300
#2520124 - 09/13/11 07:39 PM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: RUGER]
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Registered: 11/10/02
Posts: 374
Loc: Atoka, TN

you know you really want a 7mm
If it bleeds I can kill it

#2545185 - 09/29/11 01:52 PM Re: 300 wsm or 300 mag? [Re: 7MMAG]
Hillbilly Hunter
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 17965
Loc: Branchville

nothing wrong with your 270.
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